ABOUT aha MAKALALI

Swakopmund Plaza Hotel

aha Makalali Private Game Reserve is located west of the Kruger National Park to offer guests an ethnic-style retreat within 26 000 hectares of bushveld in the North-eastern Lowveld. You can look forward to spotting the Big 5 (buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, rhino), as well as the cheetah, wild dog, giraffe, zebra and kudu.

It can be arranged for flights to land at Hoedspruit Airport, from where transfers to the Lodge are available.

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Swakopmund Plaza Hotel

  • Game drives, leopard breeding program and sightseeing

  • Family-friendly rooms

  • Swimming pool

  • Fine dining

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aha MAKALALI LODGE ROOMS 

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aha Makalali Private Game Reserve is located west of the Kruger National Park to offer guests an ethnic-style retreat within 26 000 hectares of bushveld in the North-eastern Lowveld.

RIVER LODGE THATCHED SUITES

All the camps at this 5-star lodge are private yet within easy access of one another. Each Thatched Suite has a raised timber viewing deck (sala) to offer spectacular views over the Makhutswi River from which to observe the bird life and game. You can also enjoy the convenience of the following features: a plunge pool, boma, fireplace, an enclosed dining and lounge area, an en-suite bathroom with an indoor- and outdoor shower and a bath.

ROOM FEATURES:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Fireplace
  • Outside Shower
  • Private Plunge Pool
  • Shower
  • Sitting Area

RIVER LODGE FAMILY SUITES

All the camps at this 5-star lodge are private yet within easy access of one another. The Family Suite has a raised timber viewing deck (sala) to offer spectacular views over the Makhutswi River from which to observe the bird life and game. You can also enjoy the convenience of the following features: a plunge pool, boma, fireplace, an enclosed dining and lounge area, an en-suite bathroom with an indoor- and outdoor shower and a bath.

ROOM FEATURES:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Free Toiletries
  • Outside Shower
  • Private Plunge Pool
  • Shower

MAIN LODGE INTER-LEADING SUPERIOR ROOM

This newly built 5-star lodge boasts 30 comfortable Superior Rooms to choose from, each with their own en-suite bathroom with an indoor- and outdoor shower.

ROOM FEATURES:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Free Toiletries
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Safe
  • Shower

MAIN LODGE SUPERIOR ROOM

This newly built 5-star lodge boasts 30 comfortable Superior Rooms to choose from, each with their own en-suite bathroom with an indoor- and outdoor shower.

ROOM FEATURES:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Free Toiletries
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Shower

aha MAKALALI LODGE DINING

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CULINARY ADVENTURE

Makalali’s range of dishes features a combination of regional African cuisine to represent the ‘melting pot’ of cooking styles left behind by centuries of exploration on this great continent. From dinner in the bushveld to the legendary ‘boma dinner’ under the stars, our talented chefs provide an array of dining experiences.

While the dining is relaxed, our friendly waiting staff are called Muchindas, meaning “a servant to the king”, and guests may expect to be treated accordingly! If you are looking for an intimate setting to have a romantic meal, in particular, the private ‘sala’ dinner option is ideal.

Other options include the indoor-outdoor area where you can tuck into a plated dinner or enjoy family-style dining alongside other guests. You are welcome to arrange with your Camp Manager or Chef for children’s meals that are prepared using fresh, healthy ingredients. The menu has a choice of all their favourite foods such as fish and chips, spaghetti bolognese, hamburgers, roast chicken with rice, and pizza.

BANQUETING FUNCTIONS & EVENTS

Did you know Makalali is renowned for its cuisine and has been nominated one of South Africa’s top eating establishments? Choose to dine at our entertainment centre, the legendary ‘boma’, or under a starlit African sky in the bush – our talented chefs are able to provide an array of dining experiences on any occasion and customise a menu to your specific requirements.

aha MAKALALI ACTIVITIES

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HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES

Discover the natural beauty of the bush with either a morning or afternoon ride for up to 10 guests per balloon. Please note these rides coincide with our game drives.

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GOLFING EXCURSIONS

Exciting golf excursions can be arranged to the Hans Merensky Golf Course, situated next to the Kruger National Park. Please ask your camp manager to book on your behalf.

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CHEETAH BREEDING

The cheetah breeding facility specialises in the captive breeding of cheetahs and other animals. Essential research is also being conducted on other endangered species.

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aha MAKALALI LODGE CONTACT

aha MAKALALI LODGE DETAILS

D202, Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, Limpopo,

1380, South Africa

 

Tel:

+27-(0)-15-793-9300

 

Emergency Contact:

+27-(0)-66-352-9398

 

Fax:

+27 (0) 15 793 1739

 

GPS Coordinates:

S 24°13’9.68″ E30°37’56.65″

 

Postal Address:

PO Box 809, Hoedspruit, 1380, Limpopo

aha CENTRAL RESERVATIONS

Location:

11 Autumn Street, Rivonia, Johannesburg,
South Africa, 2128

 

Tel:

+27 (0) 10 442 5885

 

Fax:

+27 (0) 86 865 3992

 

Email:

cro@aha.co.za

aha Makalali Private Game Reserve has been named a 2018 Best Value Establishment for Accommodation in Makalali Game Reserve.